from The Century Dictionary.
- In ornithology, a name of the precocial birds which are able to run about and feed themselves as soon as they are hatched: synonymous with Ptilopædes or Dasypædes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) Birds which are able to run about and obtain their own food as soon as hatched.
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- noun zoology
Birdsthat are able to run about and obtain their own foodas soon as they are hatched.
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Ancient Greek, meaning "self-feeding".
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